LEJOG Cycle Tour - Day 1 - Lands End to Bodmin - 110km

Road Cycling
Jul 04
2020

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£12.50
Event booking closes on Jul 3 at 18:00:00
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2 weeks of cycling, carrying kit.

Overview

Join Will & Jon for a fortnight of cycling LEJOG, a cycle tour of the UK from Lands End to John O’Groats.  The whole route will take 14 days (plus 2 days travelling) covering 1000 miles so join for as much or as little as you can face!  The trip is organised as day events, allowing you to sign up to whatever days you fancy, booking your own transport and accommodation according to your budget.

DAY ONE - Lands End to Bodmin 

After the mandatory photos of bikes, cyclists, the John O'Groats signpost and all possible variations have been taken, it will be time to make a start on our epic journey.  

Today's route will take us through Cornwall first over towards and through Penzance (for our first coffee stop), across the peninsular to Hayle and finally northeast to Bodmin.  The total distance will be 114km with 1280m of ascent. 

The route can be downloaded from here.

A visit to Cornwall wouldn't be complete without a tour of one of its mines, if time allows the plan is to visit National Trust's East Pool Mine.  

"At the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site sit these two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers ....  Preserved in their towering engine houses, they are a reminder of Cornwall's days as a world-famous centre of industry, engineering and innovation.  Our pumping engine is one of the largest surviving Cornish beam engines in the world, and our restored winding engine can be seen in action daily."

Leaving Bodmin

If you are leaving us in Bodmin, the nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway, approx 7km from Bodmin centre.

Saturday 4th July accommodation suggestions in Bodmin:

  • Premier Inn Bodmin - Will & Jon are booked into here.
  • Meadow Oak
  • Westbury Hotel - looked very nice but wanted to charge to store bikes - they don't charge for cars so why bikes!?  I cancelled my reservation.
  • Airbnb has lots of options too.

Keep costs down by getting twin rooms (double if you are friendly) and sharing.

Questions

If you have any questions regarding equipment etc email Will.Allaway@Outdoorlads.com.

A lot of useful information is included in Day 0 - Getting to Lands End.

Keep in touch

Want to hear more about what we're up to? Then join us on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/groups/OutdoorLadsCycling

We also have a Strava group:

www.strava.com/clubs/275243

Location

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